Almost Peaceful

"Good"

Almost Peaceful Review


The problem with Michel Deville's soulful meditation on life for Jews immediately after WWII is that nothing much happens over the 90 minute running time. A Holocaust survivor opens (and overstaffs) a tailor shop, while each of the employees tries to put their life back together. Their featherweight plots connect at the shop, and give the movie the barest notion of forward mobility. This is the kind of movie that stuffy film critics rate highly out of a sense of guilt and fear, but which never connect with real audiences, desperately waiting for something to happen.

Aka Un monde presque paisible.



Almost Peaceful

Facts and Figures

Run time: 94 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 18th December 2002

Distributed by: Empire Pictures

Production compaines: Eléfilm

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Albert, as Léa, as Léon, as Jacqueline, Denis Podalydès as Charles, as Mme Andrée, as Joseph, as Maurice, as Simone, Sylvie Milhaud as Mme Sarah, Judith D'Aléazzo as Mme Himmelfarb, François Clavier as le commissaire de Police, Hervé Briaux as le propriétaire, Pierre Diot as le fasciste au café, Eric Laugérias as l'avocat de Charles

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